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Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fetal and infant deaths are on the decline locally and nationally but significant racial disparities associated with these losses still exist in this area, according to information released recently by the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. Volusia and Flagler counties combined had 207 infant deaths from 2007 […]

Applicants sought for Volusia’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Applicants sought for Volusia’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Residents interested in recommending initiatives to facilitate affordable housing in Volusia County are encouraged to apply for membership on the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The committee is composed of 11 members who are involved in specific aspects of affordable housing. Representatives are needed from the real estate and essential service professions and the county’s […]

Tickets on sale for Fan Fest at Speedway

Tickets on sale for Fan Fest at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Race fans can now buy tickets for the annual Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take to the 2.5-mile tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway for three days of testing on Thursday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 12, in advance […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats rip Florida Christian College 102-51 BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman took care of business by thumping Division II opponent Florida Christian College 102-51 at Moore Gymnasium on Monday. The Kissimmee-based school made the Division II Elite Eight last season but was no match for the Wildcats. B-CU (5-8) scored 100 points for the […]

Dolphins give back

Dolphins give back

Members of the Miami Dolphins brought holiday cheer to 30 teenagers from HANDY and Camillus House at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Plantation. The agencies provide assistance to at-risk students. The students each received a $300 gift card courtesy. Current players Chas Alecxih, Reggie Bush, Dan Carpenter, Tyrone Culver, John Denney, Brandon Fields, Brian Hartline, Reshad […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Holiday tournaments highlight local prep basketball action COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a marquee girls basketball matchup, Atlantic survived DeLand 63-60 in Port Orange on Dec. 14. The game featured two stars in Atlantic’s Ronni Williams and DeLand’s Tyeshia Moore. Williams, the state’s top recruit had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks […]

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Request to rename part of Derbyshire after Harold V. Lucas goes before city board this month BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The daughter of a popular Daytona Beach educator and coach, who is now retired, wants the city to rename part of Derbyshire Park after her dad. Dr. D’Lorah A. Hyacinth, a motivational speaker, author […]

The gift of graduation

The gift of graduation

More than 130 receive degrees during December commencement Dr. Edison Jackson participated in his first Bethune-Cookman University graduation on Dec. 8 during the school’s first fall graduation in 20 years. Jackson oversaw the graduation of more than 130 students. The interim president said he decided to bring back fall commencement at the request of the […]

Orange Avenue overhaul to start in Midtown

Orange Avenue overhaul to start in Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The chairman of the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board was told by the Daytona Beach City Commission that construction will begin at Nova Road instead of Beach Street when a massive overhaul of Orange Avenue begins next year. Hemis Ivey, board chair, also learned on Dec. 5 during a city commission […]

Daytona middle school students visit Capitol

Daytona middle school students visit Capitol

Florida Rep. Dwayne Taylor was treated to a visit by 120 students from David C. Hinson Middle School in Daytona Beach on Dec. 4. The students were joined by their teachers at the state Capitol Complex in Tallahassee and learned about the legislative process. “It was a joy to have the opportunity to speak to […]